Sailor Manyo Ayame: Ink Review

Sailor Manyo Ayame bottle with examples

Sailor Manyo Ayame is a calming, light-colored teal fountain pen ink with slight pink shading, depending on the paper used. This tranquil shade is perfect for mindful journaling, art, or other relaxing mental health outlets. Read our full review below!

Sailor Manyo Ayame on Rhodia paper

Sailor Manyo Ayame on Leuchtturm1917

Sailor Manyo Ayame on Tomoe River paper


Ink Review 

Supplies Used:

Smear Test (Dry Time):

  • 5 seconds – Sailor Manyo Ayame has a quick dry time. Even when using a medium LAMY nib, the ink dried in under 5 seconds.

Drip Test (Water Resistance):

  • Low – Because Ayame is such a light-colored fountain pen ink, water can almost erase it on paper. Its non-waterproof characteristics make it easy to disappear if you make any mistakes.


  • Low – This ink has low saturation, meaning you'll see some nice shading!

Ease of Cleaning:

  • Easy – This ink has low saturation and is almost the opposite of waterproof, which makes cleaning it out of your feed unit a breeze. All you'll need is some water.


  • High – Ayame has some tremendous shading that really shines on select paper. As this ink pools onto a page, its dark spots will have a mesmerizing pink hue.


  • Low – Ayame writes dryly, but there was a good amount of ink flow using the medium LAMY nib.

 Packaging and Aesthetics:

  • Sailor Manyo Ayame comes in a square glass bottle that can easily be reused for other things. You can also dip your converter directly into the bottle eliminating some of the mess you get using a syringe or an eyedropper.

If you're interested in similar colors, check out our Swab Shop where you can compare colors side by side.


Easy to clean from your fountain pen and remove from paper, Sailor Manyo Ayame is a low-stakes fountain pen ink perfect for writing that isn't too serious. If you make any mistakes, you can quickly remove this shade from a page with just a little water. This gorgeous teal color is reminiscent of sea foam, and its subtle pink shading is quite like the hues you see along the shore.

Sailor Manyo Ayame on Tomoe River
Sailor Manyo Ayame on Tomoe river paper

 This color is available in 50ml bottles as well as our sample size.